Rise of The Legend has been picked up by Universal Pictures

WELL GO USA is set to release Rise Of The Legend in U.S. theaters and VOD on March 11th. Check out the poster below.

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A batch of character posters arrived, check them out below.

Watch the new trailer to Rise of the Legend.

Universal Pictures International co-producee Rise of the Legend and also acquired all international rights, including North America and excluding Asia.

Just a reminder that Sammo Hung portrays Wong Fei-hung’s mentor, while Corey Yuen handles action choreography.

Watch the first teaser to Rise of the Legend.

Rise of The Legend has been picked up by Universal Pictures for International and North America distribution (excluding Asia).

Filling in for Jet Li in this iconic role is Eddie Peng as the young Wong Fei Hung along with Sammo Hung portraying Fei Hung’s mentor and Angelababy possibly as Aunt 13. Hollywood actor Byron Mann is also said to have a role in the film. The action choreography will be handled by veteran Corey Yuen.

Producer Bill Kong stated, “We think western audiences will respond to Rise Of The Legend just as strongly as they did to Fearless. We are confident Rise Of The Legend will revive the kung-fu genre and the modern Wong Fei Hung character portrayed by Peng Yuyan will appeal to moviegoers of all ages, local and abroad.”

We’ve got your first look at Eddie Peng in the role of Wong Fei-hung.

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Bill Kong’s Edko Films Ltd is rebooting the long-running Wong Fei-hung franchise with Rise of the Legend martial arts movie. Christine To, who co-wrote martial arts films Fearless with Jet Li and True Legend, is listed as the scriptwriter.

Sammo Hung have signed on and will portray Wong Fei-hung’s mentor, while Corey Yuen will handle action choreography.

Roy Chow, the filmmaker behind thriller Nightfall, is directing this project, while Nick Cheung, Dennis To (Ip Man – The Legend is Born) and Eddie Peng (Tai Chi Zero) are considering to play a lead role.

Rise of the Legend will reportedly focus on a younger rendition of real-life folk hero, Wong Fei-hung.

Wong Fei-hung (9 July 1847 – 25 March 1924) was a Chinese martial artist, physician, acupuncturist, and revolutionary, who became a folk hero and the subject of numerous films and television series. He was considered an expert in the Hung Gar style of Chinese martial arts. One of the best known Hung Gar practitioners in modern times, Wong’s lineage has received a lot of attention.

At the age of five, he started learning Hung Gar from his father Wong Kei-ying. When he was 13, he learnt the essentials of the Iron Wire Fist and sling from Lam Fuk-sing (Lin Fucheng), a student of “Iron Bridge Three” Leung Kwan, after meeting Lam in Douzhixiang during a martial arts street performance. He learnt the Shadowless Kick from Sung Fai-tong (Song Huitang) later.

In 1863 at the age of 17, he set up his first martial arts school in Shuijiao. Wong was a master of Hung Gar (also called Hung Fist). He systematised the predominant style of Hung Gar and choreographed its version of the Tiger Crane Paired Form Fist, which incorporates his Ten Special Fist techniques. Fei-hung is famous for using the Shadowless Kick, he named the techniques of his skills when he performed them.

Wong was adept at using weapons, such as the staff and southern tiger fork. One tale recounts how Wong defeated a group of 30 gangsters on the docks of Guangdong with a staff.

Sometimes he incorrectly identified as one of the “Ten Tigers of Canton”. His father Wong Kei-ying was one of the ten but he was not. Wong is also sometimes referred to as the “Tiger after the Ten Tigers”.

A series of 89 movies on Wong Fei-hung was produced since 1949 in Hong Kong. Kwan Tak-hing starred as Wong and earned himself the nickname “Master Wong” for his role. Other prominent actors who played Wong Fei-hung include: Jet Li in the Once Upon a Time in China film series; Vincent Zhao in the television series Wong Fei Hung Series.

List of notable Wong Fei-hung martial arts films:

  • Challenge of the Masters (1976), starring Gordon Liu.
  • Drunken Master (1978), starring Jackie Chan. Yuen Siu-tien played Beggar So.
  • Magnificent Butcher (1979), starring Kwan Tak-hing. Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Wei Pak co-starred as Wong’s students Wing, Foon and Chik.
  • Martial Club (1981), starring Gordon Liu.
  • Once Upon a Time in China (1991), starring Jet Li. This is the first part of a series of six films on Wong Fei-hung. Vincent Zhao took over the role of Wong Fei-hung from Jet Li in two of the movies.
  • Great Hero From China (1992), starring Chin Kar-lok.
  • Iron Monkey (1993), starring Donnie Yen as Wong Kei-ying. Angie Tsang played a young Wong Fei-hung.
  • Last Hero in China (1993), starring Jet Li.
  • Drunken Master II (1994), starring Jackie Chan. Ti Lung co-starred as Wong Kei-ying.
  • Drunken Master Killer (1994), starring Willie Chi.
  • Around the World in 80 Days (2004), Sammo Hung appears briefly as Wong Fei-hung.

Television series:

  • Wong Fei Hung Series (1996) is a Hong Kong television series on five stories about Wong Fei-hung. The series was produced by Tsui Hark and starred Vincent Zhao as Wong Fei-hung. This television series is sometimes regarded as a television counterpart to the Once Upon a Time in China films.
  • Shaonian Huang Feihong (2002) is a Chinese television series featuring Wong Fei-hung as a youth.
  • My Master is Wong Fei-hung (2004), a Hong Kong comedy television series.
  • Grace Under Fire (2011), a Hong Kong television series about Wong Fei-hung’s wife Mok Kwai-lan.

source: filmbiz.asia, cityonfire.com, wikipedia